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Welcome to the ICGN

International Corporate Governance Network

An investor-led organisation of governance professionals, ICGN's mission is to inspire and promote effective standards of corporate governance to advance efficient markets and economies world-wide.

ICGN and INSEAD join forces to provide Executive Education for long-term value creation

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ICGN and INSEAD are developing a new Executive Education programme for investors and corporates on how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors impact long-term value creation.  The first course will be offered at INSEAD's Europe campus in Fontainebleau, France in January 2016.    

Read press release.                                                                                                                                                                                  

ICGN ESG Programme, hosted by Financial Reporting Council, 1-2 June 2015Training pic

Join our highly acclaimed two-day ESG programme ahead of the ICGN Annual Conference in London. The course has been developed ‘by investors, for investors’ and equips you with the skills you need to identify, analyse and integrate ESG in investment decision-making. Modules include:
  • Managing your responsibilities as an ESG professional
  • ESG analysis and corporate valuation
  • Integrating ESG into the investment process
  • Strategies of stewardship and engagement
  • Managing proxy voting and the accountability chain
View the full curriculum and email to register (restricted to 25 people).

Member rate: £1,200 + VAT if applicable 
Non-member rate: £1,500 + VAT if applicable

Discounts available for attending annual conference + course.

ICGN Annual Conference, Hosted by City of London, 3-5 June London landscape

The ICGN Annual Conference is now set with 80 speakers from a dozen markets. Over 650 delegates are expected to join us for this special 20th anniversary meeting focused on lessons learned, unfinished business and priorities for reform. Read the agenda which includes:

• Sustainable capital market reform: what needs to be done?
• The board of the future: will it be fit for purpose?
• Share ownership in a global context – is stewardship working?
• Human rights: what are investors expected to know and do
• Driving accountability across the voting chain

Many delegates have already registered and click here to view the attending organisations. Scheduled over three full days, the networking opportunities include a Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Jazz Party and Lunch panels. 

Register or contact Richard Jones for more information (  or read ICGN Sponsorship Opportunities.

Annual General Meeting 2015

We welcome our members attendance at the company's AGM which will be held at the Guildhall in London, on 3rd June 2015 at 14.00 (BST).

ICGN Challenges Multiple Voting Rights

ICGN is challenging amendments proposed in the European Shareholder Rights Directive which introduces mechanisms such as differential voting rights, loyalty shares and tax incentives.  A similar letter has been submitted to the Italian Government against provisions outlined in the Growth Decree.

Global Network of Investor Associations

The GNIA was established in June 2013 and convenes the largest national investor bodies from around the world.  We are pleased to update you with the latest corporate governance developments in the first of our monthly newsletters.  Click here to view.


ICGN Global Goverance Principles

The Global Governance Principles are the ICGN's primary standard for well governed companies and set the framework for a work programme focused around influencing public policy, informing governance dialogue and connecting peers around the world. First initated at the founding of ICGN in 1995, this is the fourth edition which reflects the views of the ICGN membership, the majority being institutional investors responsible for assets under management in excess of US$18 trillion.

ICGN Boston Event - 30 September

The penultimate event in 2015 is hosted by the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), a founding ICGN Member. Taking place at the beautiful Westin Copley Hotel, the event will be a full day of structured workshops around board selection, nomination and effectiveness and will be attended by global investors and US companies. The event precedes the annual CII Fall Meeting taking place at the same hotel.